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Fact and Folly: works of Architectural Capricci by Emily Allchurch

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Emily Allchurch uses photography and digital collage to reconstruct Old Master paintings and prints to create contemporary narratives. Join LOPF for an insight into Allchurch's practice, with particular focus on the two artworks which will be on show at LOPF with GBS Fine Art (Stand 40); one inspired by the neoclassical architect Sir John Soane, and the other forming part of her Tower of Babel series, which recently won the Visitors' Choice Award at the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018.

Her starting point is an intensive encounter with a city or place, to absorb an impression and gather a huge image library. From this resource, hundreds of photographs are selected and meticulously spliced together to create a seamless new ‘fictional’ space. Each artwork re-presents this journey, compressed into a single scene. The resulting photographic collages, available as prints and lightbox editions, have a resonance with place, history and culture, and deal with the passage of time and the changes to a landscape, fusing contemporary life with a sense of history.

Emily Allchurch's next exhibition will take place at the Sir John Soane Museum from 16 May - 26 August.

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